January Events

National Glaucoma Awareness Month More than two million Americans aged 40 and older suffer from glaucoma.  Organizations are encouraged to educate the community through screenings, forums and programs. http://www.preventglindness.org January 11th National Human Trafficking Awareness Day National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed every year on January 11.  Human Trafficking Awareness Day was implemented to raise awareness among Americans that human trafficking does not just happen in other countries, but in states and communities across the United States – a fact some still struggle to recognize. https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/thinking-about-human-trafficking-awareness-day January 20th Martin Luther King, Jr. Born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr.  was a black civil right leader, minister, advocate of nonviolence and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This day is designated as an annual legal public holiday observing the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.